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kp98
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8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?
Lovetheworld4real
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8/22/2015 1:40:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
If I had a time machine I would destroy it, paradoxes scare me and I don't want to screw up the world. But if I used it I would go to the age of dinosaurs to se what they REALLY looked like.
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8/22/2015 8:37:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM, kp98 wrote:
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?

I have a time machine, its called a clock. It has neat gears and springs and numbers and hands. Hell,some people even think it actually reflects an existing thing. Hint: it doesn't..
Heterodox
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8/22/2015 7:10:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM, kp98 wrote:
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?

I'd go to the future where they have realistic sex bots. I'd try and bring a few back with me. Not only for personal use, but so that I could sell one (for a ton of money) or have it reverse engineered and sell millions (for a ton of money). However, if I could only take one back I would probably just keep it for personal use...Who knows how long it would take for it to be reverse engineered.
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8/26/2015 2:33:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I would visit not just one but many turning points in history. Yes, Palestine 2000 years ago to see if any of those biblical miracles did happen. The Big Bang might be problematic since time and space would be a lot different as you got closer in time, not to mention the heat right afterward. A time viewer, now, might be a better idea. The ability to observe but not change would prevent those paradoxes that seem so dangerous and preserve the present.

Let's see, watch Da Vinci paint the Mona Lisa, Michelangelo paint the Cistine Chapel, the Montgolfier brothers and their balloons, Lillienthal and his gliders, so many things to see that it would take a lifetime and more.
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9/2/2015 10:17:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I would go back to maybe the early 18th century and bring with me any new tech and science that I could, launch them forward intellectually, and then see what today looks like.
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9/2/2015 10:55:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I agree with the second one; paradoxes shouldn't be trifled with. Because of the butterfly effect, the littlest things you do completely change the future.
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9/3/2015 1:09:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM, kp98 wrote:
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?

I would definitely love to see the big bang happen. That would be an incredible experience.
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9/3/2015 2:01:40 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I would go back in time and write the Back to the Future movies myself... No reporting back...I can't get caught!!!!
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9/5/2015 10:15:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM, kp98 wrote:
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?

I would use it to buy the winning tickets for this week's euro millions lottery and win "100 million! If I could use it for a second time It would be great to travel into the future. It would be great to see what the world is like in the year 3000!
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9/6/2015 9:44:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM, kp98 wrote:
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?

Go forward in time to witnesses the heat death of the universe.
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9/6/2015 9:51:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 9:44:06 PM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
At 8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM, kp98 wrote:
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?

Go forward in time to witnesses the heat death of the universe.

That sounds like it's be a bit melancholy.
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9/6/2015 10:32:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 9:51:50 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:44:06 PM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
At 8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM, kp98 wrote:
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?

Go forward in time to witness the heat death of the universe.

That sounds like it's be a bit melancholy.

I don't think so. I think it would be deep. Even deeper than watching the beginning of the universe, perhaps. Looking out as the trillions of lights slowly flicker out one by one, victims of the unstoppable expansion, thinking about all that has been accomplished in the entire human history being just an infinitesimal fraction of just one of those lights. And that's even if we colonized yhe entire galaxy.

Looking out at the rest of the universe and thinking how much more may have been accomplished out there billions of years before or after human life ceased to exist. The millions of other civilizations that may have come and gone like us by that point, did they make the same mistakes we did? Did they share our tears of sorrow? of joy? pain? laughter? Or did they simply give in to hopelessness like so much of mankind was prone to do, thinking of this moment I now experience and thinking because of this inevitable heat death that their lives were wasted or pointless? How wrong they were!

And as it neared the point where I would have to turn back or else disappear forever my hand would hover over the time machines button and after just a split second of hesitation I would announce out loud, to nobody in particular, "All good stories must come to an end." Before pressing down lightly, willing the device to return me home to my own time.

"But not yet."
Cobalt - You could be scum too.
Matt - I suppose. But I also might not be.

Kiri - Yeah, I don't know what DD is doing.
Vaarka - He's doin'a thingy do

DD - The best advice most often goes unheeded.
Wise Man - KYS, DD.
DD - Case in point ^
1harderthanyouthink
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9/6/2015 10:59:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 10:32:32 PM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:51:50 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:44:06 PM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
At 8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM, kp98 wrote:
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?

Go forward in time to witness the heat death of the universe.

That sounds like it's be a bit melancholy.

I don't think so. I think it would be deep. Even deeper than watching the beginning of the universe, perhaps. Looking out as the trillions of lights slowly flicker out one by one, victims of the unstoppable expansion, thinking about all that has been accomplished in the entire human history being just an infinitesimal fraction of just one of those lights. And that's even if we colonized yhe entire galaxy.

Looking out at the rest of the universe and thinking how much more may have been accomplished out there billions of years before or after human life ceased to exist. The millions of other civilizations that may have come and gone like us by that point, did they make the same mistakes we did? Did they share our tears of sorrow? of joy? pain? laughter? Or did they simply give in to hopelessness like so much of mankind was prone to do, thinking of this moment I now experience and thinking because of this inevitable heat death that their lives were wasted or pointless? How wrong they were!

And as it neared the point where I would have to turn back or else disappear forever my hand would hover over the time machines button and after just a split second of hesitation I would announce out loud, to nobody in particular, "All good stories must come to an end." Before pressing down lightly, willing the device to return me home to my own time.

"But not yet."

Well then.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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Discipulus_Didicit
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9/6/2015 11:07:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 10:59:53 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 9/6/2015 10:32:32 PM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:51:50 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:44:06 PM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
At 8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM, kp98 wrote:
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?

Go forward in time to witness the heat death of the universe.

That sounds like it's be a bit melancholy.

I don't think so. I think it would be deep. Even deeper than watching the beginning of the universe, perhaps. Looking out as the trillions of lights slowly flicker out one by one, victims of the unstoppable expansion, thinking about all that has been accomplished in the entire human history being just an infinitesimal fraction of just one of those lights. And that's even if we colonized yhe entire galaxy.

Looking out at the rest of the universe and thinking how much more may have been accomplished out there billions of years before or after human life ceased to exist. The millions of other civilizations that may have come and gone like us by that point, did they make the same mistakes we did? Did they share our tears of sorrow? of joy? pain? laughter? Or did they simply give in to hopelessness like so much of mankind was prone to do, thinking of this moment I now experience and thinking because of this inevitable heat death that their lives were wasted or pointless? How wrong they were!

And as it neared the point where I would have to turn back or else disappear forever my hand would hover over the time machines button and after just a split second of hesitation I would announce out loud, to nobody in particular, "All good stories must come to an end." Before pressing down lightly, willing the device to return me home to my own time.

"But not yet."

Well then.

Yeah. Way too much time on my hands =/
Cobalt - You could be scum too.
Matt - I suppose. But I also might not be.

Kiri - Yeah, I don't know what DD is doing.
Vaarka - He's doin'a thingy do

DD - The best advice most often goes unheeded.
Wise Man - KYS, DD.
DD - Case in point ^
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9/6/2015 11:26:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/6/2015 11:07:25 PM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
At 9/6/2015 10:59:53 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 9/6/2015 10:32:32 PM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:51:50 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 9/6/2015 9:44:06 PM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
At 8/19/2015 4:18:25 PM, kp98 wrote:
See the big bang, or watch life emerge? Visit Palestine 2000 years ago? What would you choose? And what would you report on return?

Go forward in time to witness the heat death of the universe.

That sounds like it's be a bit melancholy.

I don't think so. I think it would be deep. Even deeper than watching the beginning of the universe, perhaps. Looking out as the trillions of lights slowly flicker out one by one, victims of the unstoppable expansion, thinking about all that has been accomplished in the entire human history being just an infinitesimal fraction of just one of those lights. And that's even if we colonized yhe entire galaxy.

Looking out at the rest of the universe and thinking how much more may have been accomplished out there billions of years before or after human life ceased to exist. The millions of other civilizations that may have come and gone like us by that point, did they make the same mistakes we did? Did they share our tears of sorrow? of joy? pain? laughter? Or did they simply give in to hopelessness like so much of mankind was prone to do, thinking of this moment I now experience and thinking because of this inevitable heat death that their lives were wasted or pointless? How wrong they were!

And as it neared the point where I would have to turn back or else disappear forever my hand would hover over the time machines button and after just a split second of hesitation I would announce out loud, to nobody in particular, "All good stories must come to an end." Before pressing down lightly, willing the device to return me home to my own time.

"But not yet."

Well then.

Yeah. Way too much time on my hands =/

Lol
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And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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Wylted
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9/6/2015 11:33:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I like this time period. My number one priority is finding hygienic women to fvck, and women from the past are dirty. I do like dark skin chicks though, so maybe during the Roman Empire. I think the Romans probably bathed an adequate amount of times, and I would enjoying fvcking some Italian woman with good hygiene .
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9/7/2015 5:21:24 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
If I had one,I would like to re-enjoy all the joyful moments of my life till now.Also,I would like to see the revolution happened by various inventions in past.
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9/19/2015 10:26:56 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
As any fellow Whovian would tell you, this would be inadvisable. You could easily step on a plant or an insect or sneeze somewhere and disrupt the entire timeline, as the fifth Treehouse of Horror episode (The Simpsons) so liberally demonstrated. You could even erase yourself...
Going forward in time would also be risky. Since the 'present' is always changing the future prior to becoming the past, you would probably be thrown into millions of different versions of the future, each one so utterly confusing and simple at the same time that you may well turn into a pineapple on the spot (if spots exist in this time...thing). So, an observational time machine in which you cannot interact with the past (and vice versa) would be the best. Sadly, this means the TARDIS wouldn't be a sensible option...
But what is sensible, anyway?
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